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Athlete of the Week: Crystal Springs' Megan Duncanson
Riding a five-game winning streak, Crystal Springs Uplands has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the West Bay Athletic League. Two weeks ago, sophomore Megan Duncanson scored five goals Jan. 15 in a 7-1 rout of Mercy-San Francisco. She followed that with four goals in the Gryphons’ three...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
CCS skewered over sanctions
The Central Coast Section in general, and commissioner Nancy Lazenby Blaser in particular, are being roasted on numerous chatboards, including the football forum at NorCalPreps.com, for the punishment handed down to the Serra football team and athletic program after the Padres forfeited the consolat...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Honor roll: The week's best performances by San Mateo County prep stars
Bassel Mufarreh, Burlingame boys’ basketball. The Panthers (5-1 in PAL South, 8-10 overall) won two games last week in Peninsula Athletic League South Division play back by three double-double performances. Mufarreh had one of them. He was a force in the first win 72-43 last Wednesday over Carlmon...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Commish knows he’ll get hit — his name is on ball
NEW YORK — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. “Probably good if I get hit hard,” he said, smiling and laughing. “A little more offense. We don’t ha...
By Ronald Blum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Manfred hopeful of A’s getting new ballpark in Oakland
NEW YORK — New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A’s have been blocked from building a stadium in San Jose, which is in Santa Clara County, a territory of the San Francisco Giants. A month after the club scrapped pla...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season
ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL. The team announced the contract by releasing a picture on Twitter of Woodson signing the deal next to Hall of Fame defensive ...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hope Solo could be left off World Cup roster
Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year’s Women’s World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HOF vote
ALAMEDA — After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it’s finally time for his number to be called. Brown is a finalist for a sixth straight year since first becoming eligible in 2010 and only ha...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian semis
MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points look easy Tuesday in defeating 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 — her fourth consecutive win over...
By Dennis Passa The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bryant to have surgery, likely is out for season
EL SEGUNDO — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant’s reco...
By Greg Beacham The Associated Press FULL STORY
The three-ring circus of Super Bowl Media Day
PHOENIX — Media Day at the Super Bowl is unlike any other media day — or any other event, for that matter. Though the primary purpose still is to help journalists do their jobs, Super Bowl Media Day has morphed into a spectacle of its own, a three-ring circus filled with wild antics, costumes, ...
By John Marshall The Associated Press FULL STORY
Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it helps with Supe...
By Astrid Galvan The Associated Press FULL STORY
Swimming star fails a drug test
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday. Team GMP said in a statement that Park tested positive for a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency but it didn’t immediately disclose what substan...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
L.A. Galaxy re-sign midfielder Rafael Garcia as camp opens
CARSON — Midfielder Rafael Garcia has re-signed with the LA Galaxy. The defending MLS champions announced the deal Monday after opening their first full week of training camp. Garcia spent the past three seasons with the Galaxy, who drafted him in 2012. He has made 11 appearances for the club, s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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